Meet Our Doctors in Omaha, NE

We have a wonderful team of doctors at American Animal Hospital who bring their love for animals and people into everything they do. Become acquainted with them before you visit with your pet so you can feel a little more familiar with our team, and call (402) 493-6767 to schedule an appointment!

Dr Dave Kroeger

Dr. Dave Kroeger

Dr. Dave Kroeger grew up in south central Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He then attended the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1985.After practicing in Twin Falls, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah, he moved to Omaha in 1992 to be closer to family and friends.

Dr. Kroeger is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. Kroeger is married and has 3 daughters.

Pets include Nora the Gordan Setter, Nellie and Elsie the Standard Poodles, Iris and Arthur the cats.

Dr. Kroeger’s hobbies include fishing, golf, and reading.

Dr Burr

Dr. Chelsea Burr

Dr. Chelsea Burr grew up in Hastings, NE and always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in veterinary science. She then attended the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine through UNL and Iowa State University where she earned her DVM. She then worked in emergency medicine before coming to American Animal Hospital in 2021. Dr. Burr loves that veterinary medicine allows her to work with a wide variety of cases. She really enjoys emergency medicine, neurology, cardiology, and dermatology.

Dr. Burr is married and has one daughter. Along with spending time with her family, she enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking, cooking, working out, traveling, and watching the Yankees.

Dr Bohn

Dr. Bohn

Dr. Denise Bohn has been an Associate Veterinarian with AAH since 2023. She has always had a love for animals & a strong interest in the sciences, which led her to becoming a veterinarian. She attended lowa State University to earn her bachelor's degree with emphasis in chemistry, zoology, & microbiology, prior to deciding to stay and earn her degree in veterinary medicine.

She worked in full-service vet med for 10 years as a general practitioner. After that she quickly found her niche at lowa Veterinary Specialties, and for 16 years she continued her work there. She moved to Omaha in 2016 to continue as an emergency clinician position at VCA Midwest until finding her home at AAH. She is extremely passionate about emergency & critical care cases. Some of her personal career interests are immunology, as well as alternative/holistic care.

When Dr. Bohn isn't caring for animals here at the hospital, she is spending time with her own pets at home. She has raised and shown Bouvier's for over 30 years and has a Border Terrier at home named Mr. T, and many happy chickens! Plus 3 off the track thoroughbreds. She also has two sons that she is very proud of. Her interests outside of work include outdoor activities, working with her dogs, gardening, basketball & football, GO CYCLONES!

Dr Sheryl Hemmer

Dr. Sheryl Hemmer

Dr. Hemmer is one of our part-time veterinarians. She grew up on a farm near Humphrey, Nebraska. She always cared for animals throughout her childhood, which led her to an undergraduate degree from UNO in 2013 & a DVM from Iowa State University in 2017. Dr. Hemmer has a strong love for feline wellness. She loves pets of all shapes & sizes, but when it comes to what she is most passionate about, it’s cats! We love having a vet that specializes in feline medicine. Dr. Hemmer's personal connection to animals extends to her own pets, including two dogs, Juniper, and Joy, and four domestic cats, Mrs. Norris, Nightman, Hagrid, and Darla. These beloved companions keep Dr. Hemmer active and happy, reinforcing her understanding of the unique bond between pets and their owners. This personal insight translates into a gentle and empathetic approach, especially during the difficult process of in-home euthanasia, which she offers through CodaPet.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Hemmer's interests are as vibrant as her love for animals. Some of her interests include hiking, attending yoga classes, playing sand volleyball, traveling, or trying new food.

Relief Veterinarians

Dr Emily Gray

Dr. Gray

Dr Taylor Morrison

Dr. Morrison

Dr Jaime Koch

Dr. Koch

Blue Quote

My 3yr old Golden Retriever ate part of a toy causing a significant obstruction. Dr. Burr and her team did an amazing job both pre and post surgery. He’s had a long week but they have been with us every step of the way! This team truly cares about me and my pup!

Heather